Four books to get kids thinking about nature and the environment.

The Environment Award for Children’s Literature is awarded annually by The Wilderness Society. This year’s Award covered three categories: picture book, fiction, and non-fiction. The 2016 winners were announced recently at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Picture Book – Joint Winners

Seagull - book cover Seagullwritten & illustrated by Danny Snell

Seagull - book cover  Once I Heard a Little Wombat / written & illustrated by Renee Treml

Fiction Book – Winner

Seagull - book cover  The River and the Book / Alison Croggon

Non fiction Book – Winner

Seagull - book cover  Atmospheric / Carole Wilkinson


About the Environment Award for Children’s Literature

The Wilderness Society’s annual Environment Award for Children’s Literature is designed to encourage children to take an interest in nature and to feel a sense of responsibility for the places we love and unique wildlife.

Promoting a love of nature in children is one of the fundamental elements to building a society that respects and protects our unique landscapes. That’s why, since 1994, the Wilderness Society has awarded outstanding children’s books that promote a love of nature, and a sense of caring and responsibility for the environment.

–  The Wilderness Society  – Environment Award for Children’s Literature